This weekend the Camels Track team got to experience some spectacular weather and competition at our home meet, the Donnie Carnes Memorial Invitational.
The Lady Camels had a neck to neck finish for the overall team scores as they continually traded places with Dixie and Highlands. In the end, the Lady Camels clinched the 3rd place spot, beating out 14 other teams. The 4×800 meter relay team of Sidney Reager, Gracie Florimonte, Kayla Kavanaugh and Jennah Flairty blew by the competition claiming the first place position and a season PR. In the 100 Meter Hurdles, Becca Cline swept the field with 1st and Brooke Buckler scored in 3rd with her best time of the year. Jennah Flairty won the 1500 and 3000 meter races, while Sidney Reagor followed close behind with a 2nd place finish in the 3000. In the 400 Meter Dash, Devan Carrigan claimed first and Becca Cline grabbed the first place spot in the 300 meter hurdles. In field events, Kaylee Johnson threw a PR in the shot and took 2nd place. The girls 4×400 meter relay of Devan Carrigan, Jennah Flairty, Becca Cline and Kayla Kavanaugh raced to a first place finish, rounding out the day for the Camels. It was an exciting and competitive day for the Lady Camels as they continue to set personal records each meet.
The boys track team also faced a tough competitive day, but responded with some season best times as well. The Camels placed 6th out of 17 teams, and would have been 3rd among region competitors. Getting the day rolling, Mark Chaplin reeled in the 3rd place spot in the 1500 meter run, and 4th in the 3000 meter run, Andrew Hyden was 3rd in the 300 meter hurdles as well as Triple Jump, finally breaking in the 40 foot rank for the season. The guys team continues to finish meets with improved times and distances and chipping away at regional competition.
Along with the running events, the Camel Hurdle Crew proved they are the biggest, baddest, rootinest, tootinest quick draw in all the land. They broke all the previous hurdle crew records. The 100 meter hurdle set up took only 29 seconds, set up for the 110 meter hurdles was 1 minute and 14 seconds, and in the 300 meter hurdles, all were set up with amazing dexterity and beat all times in the state. It was exciting to watch and all other teams watched in amazement.
Overall it was an outstanding day for the Camels and they are prepared for upcoming post season meets.
Toni is the Cross Country and girls Track & Field coach.
Connect with Toni at firstname.lastname@example.org